"How does each person want to live? How would they want to die?...Our current medical system is required to do whatever it can to prolong life. Is there a way for us to improve on that model? Van Dyck brings these questions smoothly to the surface without ever pushing an agenda or setting up arguments. She leaves the reader wishing death could be made easier and glad that the family and hospital finally helped Frances go." The Washington Times
"It is a real joy to read this novel, which is rooted in the present reality that our advances in technology have outpaced our ability to restrain them. Our journey on this planet has a beginning and an ending. We have to ease the burdens of the final goodbye and relearn the naturalness of dying." --Lofty Basta, MD, Author of "Graceful Exit" and "Life and Death on Your Own Terms"
"I thought of this book as I watched Monday night s offering of the Showtime series, Nurse Jackie... Do we ever understand fully what family or friends of dying patients go through?" ...Perspective: Nurses
"Something about this story grabbed me and compelled me to read to the end." --Gail Guterl, ADVANCE Book Club for Nurses